Could new Indian law on fake online news affect media freedom? | Inside Story

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The Indian government is proposing tough measures to clamp down on what it considers fake news. Proposals include giving a state-run agency the power to decide what's false and what's not. But critics say it gives the government new powers of censorship -- restricting media and putting journalists at greater risk of prosecution. What could India's plan to clamp down on fake news mean for media freedom? Presenter: Nick Clark Guests: Ashish Shukla, founder of NewsBred website. Rana Ayyub, global opinions writer at Washington Post Anant Nath, general secretary of Editors Guild of India Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #India #Media #SocialMedia #MediaFreedom #PressFreedom #FakeNews Government
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